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You’ll find here all the latest news and information on the areas we work in.  This is updated constantly so be sure to check in regularly for news stories, blogs, press releases and further reflection.

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Named Person scheme finally dropped

19th Sep 2019
James Mildred

The Scottish Government has finally admitted defeat and dropped its controversial plans to appoint a state guardian for every young person in Scotland.

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Biased report on NI’s sex-buying ban lacks credibility

18th Sep 2019
Mark Baillie

The Department of Justice in Northern Ireland has published a report required under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act 2015 into the operation of the newly introduced offence of paying for sexual services.

Pro-euthanasia group slammed for ‘irresponsible’ and ‘misleading’ video

16th Sep 2019
James Mildred

A pro-assisted suicide campaign group have been called out over a recent campaign video which has been branded ‘irresponsible’ and ‘misleading’ by the UK’s leading end-of-life care charity.  

Extreme abortion change in NI could leave health workers exposed

16th Sep 2019
James Mildred

Healthcare workers who conscientiously object to carrying out abortion procedures could be ‘exposed’ if the current law on abortion in NI is changed, a former midwife has warned.

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In Canada another assisted suicide safeguard could soon vanish

13th Sep 2019
James Mildred

One of the arguments those of us opposed to the legalisation of assisted suicide have often utilised is the danger of incremental expansion. This line of reasoning is more commonly known as the ‘slippery slope’ argument. It is very simple.

Northern Ireland has an “extraordinary” rate of problem gambling says Northern Ireland Office

12th Sep 2019
Mark Baillie

Real people suffering from gambling addiction today in NI are being let down with major damage being done to families and communities by the failure to reform the law and improve the level of support. We can and must do better. This is yet another reason why we need the Northern Ireland Executive to return.